Riders Prepare for George H. Morris Gladstone Program at Annali-Brookwood Farm

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A selection of the country's most talented young show jumping riders will gather at Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, Illinois, to participate in the George H. Morris Gladstone Program, June 23-28, 2014. The George H. Morris Gladstone Program is made possible through the generosity of Diane Carney and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.

The Gladstone Program is an intensive week of training and education for exceptionally dedicated and talented show jumping riders who are serious about their interest and desire to pursue a path that will prepare them to be a "team" rider and represent the United States in international competition. Riders 18+ years of age, who are currently competing successfully at 1.45 meter or above, submitted applications for the program and were personally selected by Morris.

The participants for the week at Annali-Brookwood Farm will be:

Adrienne DixonHillsborough, CA

Stephen ForanLake Forest, IL

Courtney FrederickLongmont, CO

Lisa GoldmanHawthorn Woods, IL

Hunter HollowayTopeka, KS

Caitlin Hope Barrington Hills, IL

Lindsey LambTulsa, OK

Caroline McLeeseOmaha, NE

Ashley StannardTucson, AZ

KC Van AaremOcala, FL

The schedule begins on Monday and will feature six days of training.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Flat work

Group 18:00 am - 10:00 amOpen to Auditors

Group 210:30 am - 12:30 pmOpen to Auditors

Lunch (riders only)

Anne Kusinski Flat work DemonstrationOpen to Auditors

"How to Talk to the Media"Riders Only

presented by Chicago Equestrian and Phelps Media Group

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Flat work/Gymnastics

Group 18:00 am - 10:00 amOpen to Auditors

Group 210:30 am - 12:30 pmOpen to Auditors

Lunch (riders only)

Presentation by Dr. Marvin Beeman, Littleton Equine Medical Center

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flat work/Gymnastics

Group 18:00 am - 10:00 amOpen to Auditors

Group 210:30 am - 12:30 pmOpen to Auditors

Lunch (riders only)

Presentation by Dr. Marvin Beeman, Littleton Equine Medical Center

Thursday, June 26, 2014

No Stirrups work

Group 18:00 am - 10:00 amOpen to Auditors

Group 210:30 am - 12:30 pmOpen to Auditors

Lunch (riders only)

Presentation by farrier Bill Liggett

Friday, June 27, 2014

Review

Group 18:00 am - 10:00 amOpen to Auditors

Group 210:30 am - 12:30 pmOpen to Auditors

Lunch (riders only)

Business/Legal presentation by Yvonne Ocrant

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Course Work

Group 18:00 am - 10:00 amOpen to Auditors

Group 210:30 am - 12:30 pmOpen to Auditors

The purpose of the program is to continue to educate, support and guide potential "team" riders on the overall knowledge and expertise required to succeed at the top level of show jumping internationally. In addition to daily training sessions with Morris, the riders will participate in hands on sessions with a veterinarian, an equine business lawyer, top team stable manager, and physiotherapist. Riders will be expected to care for their own mounts, learning vital stable management skills. Mounted sessions will include flat work (with and without stirrups), gymnastics and jumping courses.

Each rider will meet one-on-one with Morris during the week to discuss their current and future plans, and Morris will help guide them in putting together a program that will continue their preparation for international "team" competition. Morris will also remain available after the program to follow up and monitor each rider's progress.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. For more information on the USET Foundation please call 908-234-1251, or visit www.uset.org.